Frances Willick


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Auld country looks to Nova Scotia to recruit Gaelic teachers

Scotland has a shortage of Gaelic teachers, and Nova Scotia is uniquely positioned to fill that gap.

Parrsboro residents surprised by huge increase in sewage fee

Some Parrsboro, N.S., residents are frustrated and worried after they opened their property tax bills last week to find a $957 sewage charge to help pay for a new sewage collection system and treatment plant in the former town.

Whale entangled in N.S. fishing gear washes ashore in Scotland

The Nova Scotia owner of the fishing gear was "devastated" to learn what happened, says the Scottish Entanglement Society.

Man ejected from Atlantic Gold public meeting shocked by 'violence'

A Nova Scotia man says he's shaken and sore after he was arrested in a rough manner at a public meeting about gold mining in Sherbrooke, N.S., on Thursday evening.

This venerable N.S. pear tree is older than Canada — by 81 years

When this pear tree was just a wee sapling, George III was King and Mozart was all the rage. Today, 233 years after it was planted, it's still (mostly) persevering.

Province won't investigate rough arrest at gold mine meeting

The Province of Nova Scotia will not investigate the rough arrest of an attendee at a public meeting about a proposed gold mine unless that person files a complaint, several government ministers said Thursday.

Company plans to drill for gold at 2 historical N.S. mine sites

Vancouver-based Osprey Gold will conduct exploratory work near Sherbrooke and Upper Musquodoboit this summer.

Mysterious shipwreck on English beach could have Nova Scotia connection

Researchers have spent two years trying to figure out the origin of the shipwreck, and right now, their best guess points to Nova Scotia.

Memorial bench unveiled in Stellarton for young murder victim in unsolved case

Kevin Martin was 13 years old when he ran away from home. His body was found six years later along a logging road in Colchester County.

Dal's high-tech football helmets can help detect concussions from the sidelines

The helmets send a wireless alert to staff on the sidelines if a player sustains a hit that exceeds a certain threshold.

Air pollution contributing to high mercury, metal levels in Kejimkujik lakes

A new study of lake sediment samples dating back over 200 years has shown a rise in mercury and some metal levels.

This man vanished in a 1941 blizzard. Now, there's a plan to find his remains

In 1941, George Wilson disappeared after stepping off a bus and into a snowstorm in Hants County, N.S. Now, a longtime resident plans to search for evidence of Wilson's body.

First responders gather to pay tribute to fallen Truro firefighter Skyler Blackie

Hundreds of first responders gathered for a funeral at the Colchester Legion Stadium this morning for Skyler Blackie, 28, who died after a tragic training incident earlier this month.

Maine court rules against N.S. seaweed company in dispute over harvesting

The court ruled that seaweed growing in the intertidal zone belongs to the landowner, not the public.

Tiny new legislative tweak may have prevented Leibovitz debacle

If a two-word change announced in last week's federal budget had been made six years ago, a collection of Annie Leibovitz's work might be on display at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia by now.